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  • Unified Patent Court: The slightly surprising limits of its jurisdiction

    Article

    Submitted: 18 October 2017

    The jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court, within its area of competence, is somewhat broader than might be expected. Complexity arises due to the manner in which amendment of the Brussels Regulation brings the Unified Patent Court into the wider European context and the interplay between the Brussels regulation with the Lugano agreement.

  • Is there a future for medical device SPCs? Past, present and future perspectives

    Article

    Submitted: 18 October 2017

    This article reviews UK and European cases on the ability of the SPC system to be applied to medical devices and considers the main issues faced by such applications. It also considers whether now might be the time to introduce a new system for "medical device SPCs".

  • Ontbijtseminar Voorbereiding op geschillenbeslechting Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 13 October 2017

    Bas Berghuis van Woortman, Johan Polet en Fleur Potter, spraken deze ochtend over alle te nemen stappen in de situatie waarin een onderneming wordt geconfronteerd met een procedure - zowel voor de rechter als ook in arbitrage.

  • Employment law in the UK: Whistleblowing

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Training materials from our recent breakfast briefing in London on employment law in the UK discussing recent case law and practical considerations around whistleblowing. This session was presented by Of Counsel Audrey Williams and supervising associate Joanna Lindley.

  • Cross-border jurisdiction problematic when it comes to privilege

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 10 October 2017 / Submitted: 01 September 2017

    Parties need to beware major differences of approach between jurisdictions as to how the courts will approach legal professional privilege.

  • Macron's Labour Law Reforms Unveiled

    Seminar

    Submitted: 09 October 2017

    Training materials from a recent event discussing the major labour law reforms President Macron introduced in France in September 2017.

  • Podcast 616: Macron's Labour Law Reforms Unveiled

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 09 October 2017

    Laurence Renard gives an overview of the French labour law reforms introduced by President Macron in late September 2017 and what these reforms mean for employers with personnel in France.

  • The ABPI’s application for judicial review of new NHS pricing powers is refused

    Article

    Submitted: 09 October 2017

    The High Court has refused ABPI's application for a judicial review of NICE's new "budget impact" tests for assessing high cost medicines.

  • High Court upholds claim for infringement of database right and copyright in an internet-based ECG system Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 09 October 2017

    The High Court has upheld a claim for infringement of database right and copyright in an internet-based electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis and reporting system known as the “ECG Cloud”. The system enables ECGs to be screened and analysed remotely, and flagged for further review by cardiologists if necessary.

  • HMRC issues guidance on self reporting new offences

    Article

    Submitted: 06 October 2017

    ​HMRC has published guidance on self reporting for companies that have failed to prevent associated persons from facilitating the evasion of taxes.

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